Tony Romeo (American football)

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Tony Romeo
Tight end
Jersey #(s):
80, 86
Born: (1938-03-07)March 7, 1938
St. Petersburg, Florida
Died: May 2, 1996(1996-05-02) (aged 58)
Matthews, North Carolina
Career Information
Year(s): 19611967
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 19 / Pick: 255
(By the Washington Redskins)
College: Florida State
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Receiving yards 1,883
Average 15.5
Touchdowns 10
Stats at
Career Highlights and Awards
  • N/A

Anthony Lamar Romeo (March 7, 1938 – May 2, 1996) was an American football tight end in the American Football League for the Dallas Texans and Boston Patriots. He played college football at Florida State University and was drafted in the 19th round of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Mr. Romeo was a part of the growing evangelical movement among professional football players. During the off season and after his retirement he traveled widely speaking in Southern Baptist and other evangelical churches. Romeo was also known for beginning the first chapel services in professional football. Following his pro career, he spent time in the ministry before putting his FSU business degree to work.